Teen Pregnancy : An Episode Of The Mtv Show ' 16 And Pregnant

1836 Words Oct 26th, 2016 8 Pages
Throughout class we have discussed the changes that occur throughout adolescence. Some of these changes are natural while others occur by choices made by the adolescent. One topic that was thoroughly discussed in class was that of teen pregnancy. To gather a better understanding of what could occur during teen pregnancy I watched an episode of the MTV show “16 and Pregnant.” The episode I decided to watch was called “Millina.” The episode follows a 17 year old girl named Millina from Harrison Township. Which is a city just outside of Detroit Michigan. We come to learn early that her parents are divorced, and her mom is a drug addict who has been in and out of jail for 5 years. As a result of this, she can’t live with her mom. She views her dad as a “fun dad,” but says he is flakey and can’t support her and Moses, her little brother. Due to all of these circumstances Moses and Millina live with their grandma. She views her family as troubled and as a result of this she became rebellious and dropped out of high school, spending most of her time in the party and rave scene. This is where she met her boyfriend Trevor. The episode starts off when Millina is 7 months pregnant with their baby Caden. She hopes her mom is released to a rehab facility because she has been in jail for her whole pregnancy. She gets to call her mom for a few minutes and tells her mom that she doesn’t look down upon her for being in jail. This kind of shows how she understands her mom’s mistake and…

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